On October 2, Greek Reporter published the information that authoritites in Cyprus are on alert after receiveing information from foreign secret services that Islamic State jihadists are planning to hijack airplanes in Cyprus.
A newsit report says that the airports of Larnaca and Paphos are on alert based on information received that IS jihadists plan to hijact a plane and take hostages. The information says that jihadists plan to take the plane to an airport in Syria or Iraq that is under IS control and then use the hostages to negotiate with Great Britain.
The jihadists will use the hostages in order to demand that Cyprus will not allow Great Britain’s Royal Air Force to use the British bases in Cyprus to launch air raids against the areas in Syria and Iraq where jihadists have control.
Justice and Public Order Minister Ionas Nicolau announced on November 18 that Cyprus has no information regarding any threat or danger, but is acting in a preventive way with a view to maintaining a high level of security. After terrorist attaces in Paris the additional measures have been taken.